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Great Ships of 2018
GREAT SHIPS GREAT SHIPS of 2018
CROWLEY TAKES FIRSTCROWLEY TAKES FIRST
LNG-Powered ConRoLNG-Powered ConRo
VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula com- with a 26,500 deadweight tons (DWT), by Crowley’s solutions group, which in- team, in concert with Crowley and VT pleted a unique project when Crowley able to transport up to 2,400 TEU at cludes naval architects and engineers from Halter Marine’s naval architects and engi-
Maritime took delivery of El Coquí, the a cruising speed of 22 knots. A wide company subsidiary Jensen Maritime. neers, developed an ef? cient state-of-the- ? rst of two combination container/RoRo range of container sizes and types will Working with Eagle LNG Partners, the art bridge suite, specifying the compre- (ConRo) ships powered by lique? ed nat- be accommodated, including 53-foot by ships will be bunkered from a shoreside hensive communication and navigation ural gas (LNG). The ship is the ? rst of 102-inch-wide, high-capacity containers, fuel depot at JAXPORT. electronic equipment package necessary two Commitment Class, LNG-powered up to 300 refrigerated containers, and a Mackay Marine collaborated with own- to integrate into 13 system consoles.
ConRo ships being built for Crowley’s mix of about 400 cars and larger vehicles er Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Ma- Additional electronics provided by shipping and logistics services between in the enclosed, ventilated and weather- rine, the shipbuilder, in the design, supply Mackay Marine, include the Public An-
Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto tight RoRo decks, a unique type of ga- and installation of advanced integrated nouncement, CCTV for security and
Rico. Sister ship Taino is currently be- rage offered by Crowley in the trade. bridge systems (IBS), complete with con- asset tracking, IP Telephone (IPTV) ing built at VT Halter, scheduled to enter Construction of El Coquí, which is soles, and ancillary electronic systems Systems, Sound Powered Phones, LAN service in 2018. named for the popular indigenous frog on onboard El Coquí and sister-ship Taíno. (local-area-network), and a UHF Radio
The new ships measure 219.5m long the island, was managed in the shipyard Mackay Marine’s Project Integration System.
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